qǔ to take; to get; to choose

Made up of [ ěr ear radical 128, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]


Combines 'hand' and 'ear' with the suggestion of 'seizing' someone by the ear with meaning 'take' or 'select'
Number of strokes 8

Related characters

Using ěr : wén (to hear) cōng (quick at hearing)
Using yòu : duì (right) fā (to send out) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jí (and) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) shèng (holy) shù (tree) bào (to announce) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) zhī (to support) shòu (to receive) jiān (difficult)

Different tone

qù (go)

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